Mom or Dad may be doing fine, but would thrive with more friends and socialization… “places to go, people to see!” Grandma, Grandpa, that favorite aunt or any chosen senior in your life may be suddenly declining in health, occasionally falling or exhibiting signs of forgetfulness ... or more. Living at home no longer seems like the perfect and safest option, but where to go, what to do? Do you need to do this all alone?  Is there someone who can help?

The answer to those questions are No and Yes. No! You do not have to go through this journey alone. Yes! There is someone who can help. We are caring, compassionate, experienced, and professional senior living and care advisors and we are that help. We are the expert consultants in the field of senior housing, whether independent and assisted living…

As we age, many of us are faced with the prospect of revising our living arrangements. There comes a time when we become uncomfortable living alone due to the possibilities of falling, health and safety concerns, forgetting to take medications, poor nutrition, etc. If you feel overwhelmed by home upkeep, cut off from transport and social amenities, or simply want more companionship with others your age, an independent living community or continuing care retirement community may be a good option.

It is important to recognize these signs early and work with your loved one to determine the most appropriate senior living situation. There is a broad array of senior housing options available to seniors from staying in their own home to specialized facilities that provide around-the-clock nursing care. To begin planning for a new living situation, one must first be aware of the different senior options of elder/senior housing available and to learn which type will best suit your needs.

Whether your search for senior housing is prompted by a serious medical condition or the desire for a lifestyle change, finding the right place to live can be challenging and stressful for both you and your family. However, the earlier you assess your current needs and how those needs may evolve over time, the more choices and control you’ll have. By learning about the different types of senior housing and care available, you can make the choice that’s right for you and ensure you enjoy a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life as you age.

It’s essential that the senior’s chosen community offers enough care, and it’s ideal that residents have the opportunity to be among peers with similar ability levels. These simple, but important criteria can be met when the right kind of community is chosen. Having a professional to help guide you through the process can make all the difference when it comes to saving time and gaining insight into valuable resources.

Below, we have provided information on each senior option of elder/senior housing and care to help you understand which type of care and senior living situation your family should begin to explore.

Hospice & Palliative Care

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Continuing Care Retirement Communities

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Assisted Living Communities

Certain situations make it more obvious that it's wise to start thinking about alternative living arrangements, such as senior assisted living communities. 

Does Mom forget to bathe? Does Grandpa have trouble transferring from his wheelchair to the bed or to the toilet? Does Dad have arthritis in his hands which hinders... read more →

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Independent Living

We at Arizona Senior Options offer years of experience in working with a diversity of senior living retirement communities throughout the Phoenix valley. When you work with us, we do all the research for you. We look at whether the residences offer the activities and amenities that you have told us are important... read more →

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Memory / Dementia Care

Care = moderate to high level of care (LOC)

Memory care/ dementia care communities provide specialized care and supervision for people with significant memory loss. Twenty-four hour “awake” staffing is provided. Residents are required to have a primary diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to be admitted. 

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Skilled Nursing Facilities

Care level = high/directed care services/medical facility 

Nursing Homes, Convalescent Care, and Rehabilitation Centers are all names for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). As a medical care model, they provide 24-hour skilled nursing care by licensed, trained healthcare professionals. They offer Physical and Occupational Therapy, speech and respiratory therapies, wound care, and... read more →

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In-Home Care/ Companionship

When In-Home Care/ Companionship is Appropriate  Is Mom or Dad insistent on staying in the home they’ve owned for 40 years?Does Grandma need a companion who can go shopping or play cards with her? Have you broken your hip and need someone on a short-term basis? Are you the sole... read more →

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Residential Care Homes

Has Dad had a severe stroke or a fall with a fractured bone? Does Aunt Sue have Alzheimer’s Dementia? Is Mom suffering from advanced Parkinson’s Disease? Is Grandpa bedridden or have declining mobility? Does Grandma have difficulty with managing activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, eating, toiling, grooming)

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There is NO COST or hidden fees for our service; we are compensated by the senior living communities when or if you choose to transition into a recommended community.